Your ears vs the Reviews: Should you trust your ears?
I say we should always gravitate towards our ears.
Consider this: try to read reviews from different “experts” for your dream headphones or earphones. Chances are, you’ll have experts with contrasting and sometimes adversarial, condescending reviews against the other experts’ reviews.
The reason is simple and straightforward. We appreciate things differently and this is the absolute game changer. I don’t advocate total disregard of reviews as tool to help us choose the best audio equipment for our listening nirvana. Reviews may infact help in certain way to give us a well-informed decision when we make our first or next buy. BUT if we are torn between the reviews and the dictates of our ears, I say forget the reviews and follow the “voices” coming from our ears. Our ears, without doubt, can be our best judge.
So next time we visit the store, audition our fave or dream headphones or earphones and let our ears decide. Don’t let others especially that “pesky” sales attendant nudge us into buying something our ears may soon regret.
Happy listening folks!
*grado SR325e prestige series
*advance acoustic works earphones (singapore audiophile specialty store)
*moxpad X3, x6 and x9 pro (dirt cheap But awesome!)
*bose on the ear
*polk audio symphonized NRG